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I’ve been trying to clean up my act: my stress levels, wellness routines, eating habits and beauty products. Some things have worked well and some haven’t (still haven’t found a natural deodorant that works with my hyperhidrosis, so leave me a comment below with suggestions). I’ve long been a fan of Beautycounter products and when […]

My top clean(er) beauty and skincare products.

LIFE

Top 10 Clean(er) Skincare Products

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I originally started Comms Mom back in the winter of 2020 to reach other moms working in communications who loved their careers, their family and travel. Little did I know that just a couple of months later, my dreams of blogging about my business travel tips and our worldwide family adventures would come to a […]

Solgaard's Check-In Closet suitcase.

TRAVEL

Top 5 Gifts for Traveling Moms

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I originally had this info in another post, but it ended up being long enough for a post of its own. Last year, after a TON of research, I decided to apply for an American Express Platinum card. I knew that once it was safe to travel again, I would start looking for deals and […]

LIFE

Why I Love AMEX Platinum

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I’ll admit it: my fitness waned a bit during the pandemic. Okay, a lot. At home, 24/7, trying to run my business while simultaneously helping my two daughters with virtual classes, drained both my physical and mental health. A former college athlete, I used to always make fitness a priority. Heck, I was FINALLY able […]

Cubii Jr. elliptical

LIFE

Top 5 Gifts for Moms Into Fitness

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Though the pandemic was difficult for many of us humans, our pets couldn’t have been happier.     But now that most of the world is back to in-person work and school, our furry creatures can’t spend every waking hour with us. This is okay for some pets; my cat has been plotting to get […]

Dog photo by Simon Hurry for Unsplash

FAMILY

How to Help Your Family Pet With Separation Anxiety When You Go Back to Work and the Kids Go Back to School

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I used to love hiking. In fact, I studied abroad in New Zealand as a high school student and spent a month at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre while there. But, I got away from it after the first of my four knee surgeries more than 15 years ago. However, the pandemic–and a […]

FAMILY

Top 12 Products for a Family Hike

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Trigger warning: as noted in the title, this blog post is about my daughter’s open heart surgery and the roller coaster of emotions that comes when your child is critically ill. Please do not read beyond this point if it could potentially upset you or trigger your own experiences in a negative way. When my […]

These two pictures were taken exactly eight years apart, to the day. What a #heartwarrior!

FAMILY

Eight Years Post-Open Heart Surgery: Our Story

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If your town is anything like mine, you know just how hard the pandemic has hit small businesses. I’ve been trying my best to support local shops, restaurants and small business owners as much as possible; in fact, I was featured in this Thrive Global article back in April on how people are supporting their […]

LIFE

Shop Small Businesses

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If you read my previous post, you’ll recall my daughters and I did a mandatory 14-day quarantine when we went home to Canada to see my family. Overall, I did a pretty good job of preparing and packing (minus forgetting my older daughter’s laptop charger), but I thought I’d share a few things I wish […]

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What I Wish I Had Brought Into Quarantine

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If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I was born and raised in Canada. I’ve lived all over the U.S., but settled in Michigan in 2005, so I could be within an hour’s drive of my family across the border. In normal times, we’d see my parents every week or every other […]

Quarantining with kids

TRAVEL

Prepping For Quarantine in a Different Country

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